2013.3.21 Hotel Listing
The hotel’s Renewal Suite by architect Choi Si-young has been recognized for its Korean design by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
It’s one of three suites that were created in 2010 in the traditional style. Furnishings and decor items were designed by a top Korean interior designer.
The culture ministry officials who pick such buildings noted the use of wood, stones and paper in the Renewal Suite.
Westin Chosun Seoul: (02) 317-0404
Sogong-dong, central Seoul
Through April 30: The hotel’s restaurants are having weekend specials.
The hotel’s weekend specials at Taoyuen (Chinese), Murasaki (Japanese) and Tuscany (Italian) include seasonal seafood or tenderloin steak. The menus are priced at 68,000 won ($60.92) per person including taxes and service charges.
In March and April, two diners can get a 20 percent discount, and in a group of three, one person eats for free.
Taoyuen’s weekend special features Beijing duck, seafood rice crust soup and Guandgong shrimp with lemon.
Musasaki’s specials are seasonal sashimi, grilled fish, a sushi set and a seafood pot.
Tuscany’s specials include an amuse buche, shrimp ratatouille and rack of lamb.
The Plaza Hotel Seoul: (02) 310-7710
Sogong-dong, central Seoul
Through May 15: In celebration of its 25th anniversary, the hotel is holding a prize giveaway. Every guest who uses any of the hotel’s restaurants or rooms is eligible. Winners will be selected by lucky draw and prizes include a Renault Samsung SM7 European Prestige Sedan, flights to European destinations, overnight accommodation vouchers at Hilton hotels and Nespresso coffee machines. The winners will be announced on the Grand Hilton Seoul’s Web page after May 16.
Grand Hilton Seoul: (02) 2287-8080
Hongeun-dong, northern Seoul
Sheraton Grande Walkerhill
From April 5: The hotel will begin celebrating its 50th anniversary on April 5. The festivities will begin with the “2013 Culinary Evolution,” which will feature food made exclusively with local ingredients. The young chefs from the hotel’s European, and Korean restaurants as well as its patisseries and more will participate, competing to create their own innovative recipes with domestic ingredients.
The competition will begin on April 5 at 9 a.m. at the hotel’s Art Hall.
Sheraton Grande Walkerhill: (02) 455-5000
Walkerhill-ro, eastern Seoul
Oakwood Premier Coex Center
Through April 14: Oakwood Premier Coex Center has spring specials in its Residents’ Lounge. Korean pancakes called jeon will be served with seasonal greens like watercress, shrimps and spring onions. A variety of stews will be served with ingredients such as fish, beef, dumplings and snails. Prices start from 15,000 won including taxes and service charges.
Oakwood Premier Coex Center Seoul: (02) 3466-7277
Samseong-dong, southern Seoul
Millennium Seoul Hilton
The hotel’s delicatessen, Cilantro Deli, and Japanese restaurant Genji is offering gourmet selections that you can take with you.
You can choose from an array of sandwiches including club, salmon, vegetable, four salad, along with breads and individual desserts at the Cilantro Deli.
Sandwich prices start from 7,500 won and salads from 14,000 won.
Genji offers more upscale options. The lunch boxes feature sushi; prices start from 73,000 won.
Millennium Seoul Hilton: (02) 317-3060.
Namdaemun-ro, central Seoul
Today to March 31: The Chinese Restaurant at the hotel will be hosting guest Chef Lo Kwai Kai from the Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui.
The chef, who has over 30 years of culinary experience, will prepare a range of Chinese dishes, including steamed cod fillet, Shanghai-style stir-fried shrimp with preserved salted eggs.
Prices range from 14,300 won to 58,300 won including taxes and service charges.
Grand Hyatt Seoul: (02) 799-8163
Hannam-dong, central Seoul
JW Marriott Hotel Seoul
Ongoing: The JW Marriott Hotel Seoul presents a promotion called “Dad, Where Are We Going?” through which children can spend time with their fathers while mothers are able to soak in the spa.
JW Marriott Hotel Seoul: (02) 6282-6282
Banpo-dong, southern Seoul
* All information is culled from hotels.